Saturday, September 17, 2011

100 YA Books Chain


I'm building a chain from Chantelle's blog: Beyond Words. Like all great chains, this one is completely voluntary--you won't get cursed or anything if you don't play.

If you DO play along, leave a link in the comments so we can check out which books you've read. Also in the comments, tell me if which books you don't think should be on this list, which books you'd replace them with, and especially which ones I should add to my TBR list.

Bold = I've Read It
Italics = I Own It
Underline = Started, didn't finish

1. Alex Finn – Beastly
2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Ally Condie – Matched
5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3
, 4, 5, 6)
6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills

7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1
, 2)
13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3)
18. Christopher Paolini - Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
[Updated--oops!]
28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
38. John Green – Paper Towns
39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
 
42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2) [Updated: I hate when series are called something other than the title of the book. GRACELING, folks! GRACELING!!]
43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
44. Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
52. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
, 8 )
73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1
, 2, 3, 4, 5)
78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
85. Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan (1, 2)
86. Scott Westerfeld - Uglies (1, 2, 3 
[Updated to add:] 4)
87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
[This, of course, is not YA—not sure why it’s on the list]
93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

How about you?

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, I do think I'll pass this chain on! I'd highly recommend the Fablehaven series, I think they're just as good as Harry Potter. Also the rest of the Lightning Thief books, and I enjoyed the first Inkheart. Oh, and Coraline and Stardust are must reads!

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  2. I'll have to disagree with Kristin about Harry. Sorry. I still haven't finished the last Fablehaven book, and I read Deathly Hallows in one sitting. =D

    I'm continuing it, too, Robin. On Wednesday's post. I'm definitely adding some books to the list.

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  3. Okay, maybe not AS good as Harry Potter. Nothing can come quite as close. LOL But it's the first series since Harry Potter I got totally fangirly over!

    I just posted mine: http://kristinbaker.blogspot.com/2011/09/100-ya-books-chain-what-have-you-read.html

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  4. I love the Fablehavens but I think they are MG not YA.

    And doesn't The Uglies have 4 books?

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  5. Well, I am biased when it comes to Harry, Kristin. I freely admit it.

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  6. Okay - and my love of contemporary is about to show up.
    Read. John. Green.

    That said - I just finished The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen and loved it.
    Dessen is who I want my daughter to read when she's that old.
    Also - Perfect Chemistry - the first one is a must read :D

    Good luck on your list!!

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  7. Oh, this is fun. I'm in I will post my list on Monday :)

    http://livetowrite1.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great list. And it was only when you pointed it out that I realised, yes, The Host isn't YA!!

    Beyond Words - http://chanellegray.blogspot.com/

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  9. Awesome list! I don't read much YA so I don't have any to contribute myself, but I am a Harry Potter and Twilight fan! :-)

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  10. The Lovely Bones isn't YA either. I wonder how many others aren't really in the "young adult" category. I couldn't say for sure since I don't recognize 1/3 - 1/4 of the titles.

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  11. Okay, I SWEAR I commented on this post already. Weird. Anyway, you should read UNWIND and STARDUST (although I'm not sure the latter's YA, but whatever), but you absolutely MUST read THE BOOK THIEF. It's one of my favorite books of all time. READ IT.

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  12. Oh, and here's the link to my list: http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/2011/09/since-im-already-stalling.html

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  13. Kristin--Donna really is biased towards HP. She moderates an HP forum. :)

    Donna--not that HP isn't completely worship-worthy. :D

    Shelly--Uglies sort of has 4. Extras is a stand-alone in the same world. I'm adding it to the list, though, just so I can underline it.

    Jolene--John Green. Check. Also, Dessen is already on my TBR list. That girl is everywhere!

    Angie--can't wait!

    Chanelle--do YOU know who compiled the list? 'Cause they have some 'splainin to do.

    Crystal--resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

    Ru--I recognized more on this list than on most lists I see. I mean, seriously--with all the books I read, I should have read more of the books EVERYBODY is reading, right? Sheesh.

    Susan--I deleted your first comment for inappropriate content. (Not really.) Book Thief. Check. :D (I wondered about Stardust--the movie didn't seem very YA....)

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  14. Ooooh!! I'm totally doing this on Monday. I loved the Fablehaven series. And Percy Jackson. Those are so fun! :) (Huge Harry Potter fan here as well. LOVE!!)

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  15. Now that I look at it, Percy Jackson, Lemony Snicket, Septimus Heap, Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Shannon Hale books are all Middle Grade books.
    And someone misspelled Stephenie Meyer's name.

    Not that I care but just sayin'

    LOL! I'm insufferable!

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  16. Oh, I'm biased toward Harry Potter too! We dress up for the movies, quote the books and A Very Potter Musical, throw spells at each other, get into long debates over plot points. LOL Great fun!

    Shelly - Great points! I've always said YA was my favorite genre, and I didn't know the definition of MG until a few years ago. It turns out many of my favorite books are upper-MG. I think Inkheart also falls into that category. My WIP, a steampunk dark fantasy, might be more MG than YA, but I won't know for sure until I'm further into it.

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  17. Chantelle--I look forward to your list

    Shelly --how are you defining MG? Hale's Byern books seem firmly YA, though some of the others could be MG

    Kristin--those lines are so fuzzy, aren't they? Good thing adults like it all! ;)

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